Date: January 7, 2016
A 2016-2020 white paper aimed at mapping out a robust food safety
inspection system and strengthening risk management measures in Taiwan was released Jan. 6 by the ROC Ministry of Health and Welfare.
Proposed by the MOHW’s Food and Drug Administration, the five-year undertaking comprises 19 strategies and 51 plans. It is expected to lay a solid foundation for rebuilding consumer confidence in the quality of food and the production processes of the nation’s manufacturers.
FDA Director-General Chiang Yu-mei said that in light of recent food scandals, government agencies need to make timely regulatory adjustments to ensure the public’s health and welfare are fully protected.
“Through a monitoring system and mandatory registration for food manufacturers, we can now track the flows of high-risk ingredients and take instant action to minimize the impact of any potential food crisis.” [FULL STORY]